The Center for Disease Control and Governor Polis have recommended that all individuals wear a face mask while in public to help protect themselves and others. However, with the increasing difficulty in getting a N95 masks, people are being forced to make homemade masks. If you don’t have a sewing machine, don’t fret, as there have been tutorials all over the internet for making homemade masks without the need for sewing and using simple equipment such as bandanas.

First, fold your bandana into a long rectangle, wide enough from top to bottom to cover both your nose and mouth, and extend slightly under your chin.

Then, slide your hair ties around either side of the bandana, about one-quarter of the way in from each end. These will be the hooks that go around your ears to keep the bandanna on your face.

Next, fold the bandana in one side, at the point where you’ve placed the hair tie.

Do the same thing with the other side, tucking that side into the opening of first flap you folded in.

This side that you’ve been working with will be the side that goes against your face, as you loop the hair ties around your ears to keep it in place.


Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.